Caring For Feral & Stray Cats

feral cat on street

The picture below is Grouch. I guess he’s called that because of what he was, not what he is. Because what he is now is a house cat.

stray cat at home

In fact, Grouch’s owners say that ever since he accepted his new life, he won’t go outside again. He may have grown up on the streets, but he’s never going back. Just look at his scars (plus the cuddles!) and you can guess why.

If you have a stray or feral cat hanging around, Grouch is a great model. He shows that the people who say feral cats can’t be tamed are wrong. With time and patience, these cats are anything but lost causes.

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Can I Bury My Dog Or Cat At Home?

dog burial gravestone

Burying a dog or cat is an important part of the grieving process for many people. It certainly was for me. So as someone who advises it, and has done it, I was annoyed to see “Why you shouldn’t bury your pet in the backyard” featured on my ABC.

It’s the classic case of sitting in an ivory tower making the rest of Australia feel guilty for doing what comes naturally. It also says some fairly silly things. So before I give you some simple tips for a proper home burial, let’s clear them up.

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Epitheliotropic Lymphoma In Dogs

dog cutaneous lymphoma

Lymphoma in dogs is unfortunately quite a common cancer. It happens when the white blood cells called lymphocytes start growing and multiplying uncontrollably. They then spread to the lymph nodes, blood or internal organs.

A rare form that targets the skin is epitheliotropic lymphoma (EL), also called mycosis fungoides or cutaneous lymphoma. It has a very different appearance and outlook.

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